Background Investigators

PerspectaNew York, NY

3 months ago


Job Title

Background Investigator (Full-time Employee)

Job Location

Brooklyn, NY

Job Overview

Peraton is seeking a highly motivated Background Investigator to join our team in Brooklyn, NY. As a Background Investigator, you will be responsible for conducting in-person background investigations to determine employment suitability for individuals requiring access to sensitive or classified U.S. Government information.


  • Hourly Rate: $26.80


  • Successfully complete a full-time, 6-7 week new Investigator training
  • Travel daily to conduct in-person background investigations
  • Schedule and conduct face-to-face interviews with subjects and their contacts
  • Perform record searches at various institutions
  • Type and report all obtained information in a clear and concise manner
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Adhere to government standards for background investigations


  • Candidates with 4 years of general work experience or a bachelor's degree may be considered
  • Experience conducting DCSA/NBIB or other federal background investigations preferred
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret eligible clearance
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Daily travel required, both locally and outside primary work area
  • Home office required
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required
  • Accurate and efficient typing skills (40+ WPM recommended)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional demeanor and ability to interact with others
  • Must maintain confidentiality and exhibit integrity
  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds and endure long periods of standing
  • Proficient grammar and writing skills

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Criminal Justice And Corrections19%

  • Political Science And Government9%

  • Psychology6%

  • Criminology6%

  • Accounting5%

  • 111 other majors52%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Ernst & Young
  • Public Defender Service
  • KPMG
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For New York, NY | $5,639/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,481

  • Miscellaneous$1,007

  • Food$505

  • Utilities$328

  • Transportation$318


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